Around 20 alumni will be on-campus to connect with our students at Meet the Graduates. The event’s a great student opportunity to share experiences and make industry contacts. Take your theatre seat for the Q&A at 2pm then network in the Stephen Langton Building (SLB). Mingle … collaborate … share – and have fun!Poster images: Jack Shelbourn (Class of 2010), Lecturer/DoP | Ellen Jackson (Class of 2011), Videographer | Dani Moseley (Class of 2007), Performer/Scriptwriter | Jack McQuone, (Class of 2015) Photographer/Creative Crew Fnatic | Daniel J. Layton (Class of 2012), YouTuber/Actor
Love our graduates back on-campus to share experiences and connect with our students from our annual network event Meet the Graduates (2nd November 2016) to teaching modules. TODAY half a dozen alumni will join our final year students in the Creative Enterprise session and module co-ordinator Zara Healy said: we welcome 6 of our graduates who are all working in multimedia roles. They have all graduated within the last 5 years from LSFM – some are freelance, some are employed full-time and at least 3 have set up their own creative industry companies. The one and a half hour session will be a Question and Answer about how this module’s assessment – pitch and paperwork – has helped graduates in their own pitches, how to develop ideas and present them to help them in their roles in the Media industry.
Gemma Lowe | Class of 2012 & LSFM Industry Mentor: I currently work as Press and Media Content Officer for the Lincoln College Group, producing multimedia and written content for a wide range of marketing purposes and managing digital communication projects and social media across Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough Colleges.
I am also Media and PR Manager for Lincolnshire Scouts, managing and producing media and marketing output across the county. Continue reading
Our current and former students here’s YOUR invitation to the University of Lincoln School of Film and Media’s Meet the Graduates networking event. On Wednesday 2nd November join our great gathering between our graduates and students – er, staff too! MtG 2016 will be an on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives and forge industry links. STUDENTS please just come along and take your lecture theatre seat by 1.50pm in the Stephen Langton Building and ask anything you’d like to know from our working alumni from across the creative industries from BBC TV & Radio to SMEs & Freelancers. LSFM have invited sound recordists … researchers … producers … filmmakers … scriptwriters … videographers … digi-bods … photographers … animators … marketers … teachers … YouTubers … actors … social media strategists … artists … technologists … e-learning makers … presenters … runners … On the grad list we are expecting: Daniel J Layton (Class of 2012), YouTuber/Actor | Ellen Jackson (Class of 2011), Videographer | Dani Moseley (Class of 2007), Performer/Scriptwriter | Aleysha Minns (Class of 2013 | HERE IS THE PLANNED GRAD LINEUP
I can’t quite believe that I moved to Lincoln to start my degree just over 6 years ago now, and that I’ve had a full time job in London for over three! I studied Contemporary Lens Media, now BA (Hons) Photography, at Lincoln, and can honestly say I wouldn’t have the job I do today without my degree from the university; not only because of the skills that I learnt whilst studying, or even just having the title on my CV, but the fact that it gave me three years of uninterrupted time to build a solid portfolio that I could proudly take to interview with prospective employers. Our lecturers used to tell us to treasure the time, because rarely would we ever have as much time to invest in making work again. How right they were!
Lecturer, multiple short award winning, Dr. Mikey Murray specialises in Film Production and Screenwriting at LSFM. He started the Indie-Lincs film festival “to help independent filmmakers from around the world showcase their films in Lincoln.” Mikey is pictured social networking with students and he posted about the importance of collaboration from teaching to film-making. He’s been on-location directing Game of Thrones actor Kate Dickie on the set of ‘Natalie’. The film is due for release later this year – for now he found time to reflect …
This time 6 years ago I was working a part-time job in the now defunct retail chain, Comet. Why was I doing that? Because it was what I needed to do to at the time to pay the rent and give myself time to continue my vocation as a filmmaker. I did have an evening job teaching screenwriting at a local college too, and that was not only something I enjoyed, but it was also something that allowed me to stay fundamentally connected to the industry. I learned from my first teaching job that film education institutions are effectively industry hubs and therefore it didn’t take me long to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistant position at Bangor University that would include PhD study in Film Practice. There was really no argument against packing my bags for North Wales as I’ve always believed that if I was willing to move anywhere, it would allow me to progress my career quicker. I’ve now had spells living and working in Scotland, London, Los Angeles and Wales before ending up here, in Lincoln.
As most people would probably agree, 2008 (the year the financial crisis started to hit) was a pretty bad time to be looking for a job. That was the year I graduated from Lincoln, getting my BA in Media Production.
I needed a job badly and wanted to get out of Lincoln. I actually fell pretty lucky. Not that I got a job in my field of study. Nothing quite so glorious. A friend I’d worked with some years earlier was now a manager. He needed somebody, because a person he’d hired had pulled out. So, I returned to the company that I’d left because I’d gotten bored of it and wanted to study. But eating is far more important than staving off boredom. I spent the next year or so scouring job sites, trying to find something that would fit my skill set and interests. Months went by, applications went off, and I never even received a call-back. Needless to say I was pretty fed up. To give myself a leg up on the career ladder, I applied (and was accepted) on a Masters programme at Sussex. All was set. And then I saw a job advert, that I wouldn’t have seen had it not been for my friend’s offhand comment about how I “should work for Nintendo”. Continue reading
Our alumna Ellen Jackson pulled in the public vote to win Most Popular Cinematographer/ Videographer at the Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. She’s one of our Industry Mentors and reflects on her career with this update:
With more than five years’ experience in the videography business things have really started to progress for me and my business. I have had some brilliant opportunities and been able to work with some really amazing people, locally and nationally. The corporate side of my business is thriving; with work under my belt for all different types of businesses and events. In 2013 I launched the wedding side of things, and since then it’s all gone mad! So mad that this year I won the award for the most Popular Cinematographer in the UK, and second popular in the world!
I’m currently working at the BBC as a CBBC Blue Peter Studio Runner. I studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media and graduated in September 2015. I also completed a semester abroad at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where I studied Mass Communications.
After graduating, I contacted a BBC Children’s Talent Manager and he agreed to see me for a meeting. Following the meeting, my CV was put forward to the Production Manager for a job within the Blue Peter ‘Badge Team’. I came back two days later for an interview and a couple of weeks later I started working as a Correspondence Assistant. Throughout my time in the badge team, I volunteered on other BBC productions as a runner in my spare time. Continue reading
Thanks to our 2011 graduate Liam Juniper who works at MediaCity in Salford as a BBC Studio Director, News Group Production Operations (Audio Group), about Studio Manager jobs in audio. These roles will provide technical operation, alongside Studio Directors, for a range of News and Sport output – broadcast in the UK and across the World. Closing date 20th March 2016. Liam said: We’re in the process of recruiting some Studio Managers to help out with a busy summer in London and Salford. These aren’t trainee posts so the applicants will need to have some experience of being involved in live radio, if successful the applicants will be offered a 10-month fixed term contract. Click on the link here to apply and find more details. If any students or volunteers are interested and would like some advice then feel free to contact me. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This short was made by New Media Lincs for LSFM’s alumni symposium called Meet the Graduates. Many thanks to 3rd year student crew who were Richard Flint, Adam Hollis, Chloe Ambrose and Luke Joyce. They captured introductions to alumni on the Graduate Question Time panel along with the informal networking opportunties between our current and former students.